Random question – Do most locksmiths do door work too like route out hinges, latches/deadbolts and their plates? : Locksmith


I want to replace the hardware in my house. Been through a few handyman that butchered my exterior doors and having trouble on some interiors door issues too.

Is it rare for a locksmith to be proficient in doorframe repair, having templates to route properly, having router and spades?

I’ve had a few handymen that haven’t worked out. I have all the hardware, but probably need to different latch plates for interior doors.

So do locksmiths only really work on the key part of the lock, or do they do more?



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What do your work uniforms look like? : Locksmith


I’ve noticed that there’s a ton of variance in locksmith uniforms, and there’s not really any set rules for what to wear, besides like, some company divisions all having the same uniforms

I’ve also on several occasions been mistaken as an electrician bc our uniform is just, black and safety yellow pants + black and safety yellow jacket, with a black sweater underneath

Mine pictured here



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That time of year again. Winter work boots. : Locksmith


We’ve all heard the old story of the $50 pair of boots I’m sure. It may be from when wages were $38 a month but the principal still stands true today. Especially today I would say.

“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.”

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.

This can be applied to much in our trade I believe.
Point being, let’s hear it guys. What’s your favorite pair of winter boots? Least favorite?

Merry Christmas Everyone.



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Can’t find a locksmith who is willing to work on this kind of lock : Locksmith


I live in a rural area, so our options are already limited for locksmiths who are able to come out to our house. We have found 5 that are willing to come to our area, but none of them can work on the type of lock we have on the door. It’s a GU multi point lock with one handle and keyhole but 3 latches.

I’m at a bit of a loss of what to do, I’d rather not have to replace the entire door. I think my next step will be to contact the manufacturer and see if there is anyone nearby who can work on this door. Do I have any other options?

All I want to do is change the key, as my ex has a key still.



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